Ah, Christmas. It’s that time of the year when crafters like us go crazy and want to try every single DIY out there. And why wouldn’t we? Seeing my house all decorated, especially with decorations we made ourselves, makes my heart sing Christmas carols. And it just makes the holidays that much more special.
Today, I am sharing a lovely Christmas ornament project. These white clay Christmas ornaments are made out of white modeling clay, decorated only with a black permanent marker and festive red ribbons.
They are easy-peasy to make. It’s almost like baking Christmas cookies, but with modeling clay. So really, even easier, because you don’t have to make the dough.
They look lovely on our tree paired with some red-and-white jingle bells we got ages ago. But they would also look great tied to a homemade cookie bag as a Christmas present for your loved ones.
To make these white clay Christmas ornaments you will need:
- white modeling clay (we used Das modeling clay)
- Christmas cookie cutters
- a rolling pin
- a black permanent marker
- red satin ribbon
Let’s make this!
Take some clay and spread it out evenly on your work surface. We found using a rolling pin helps with this. Spread the clay out so it is about 1/10 inch thick.
Using your cookie cutters make the desired shapes. Then, take a toothpick or use the tip of a pencil to make holes for the ribbon. Let the ornaments air dry, following the instructions on the modeling clay. Ours were completely dry in 24 hours.
Take your sharpie and start decorating. There are no rules here. You can draw patterns, shapes, whatever comes to mind. This is where you can get super creative!
When you are done, thread the ornaments with the red ribbon and tie a knot on top. Time to hang them now!
Don’t you just love these? Are you planning to make Christmas ornaments yourself this year? Let us know in the comments! Happy holiday crafting!
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